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Oct 3, 2017

Communication: Building a Solid Foundation for School Success

Parents and caregivers have many questions about how to best prepare their young child for school success. Knowing that children who have communication delays are at greater risk for future reading and writing difficulties, it’s wise to consider what we can do now to build a solid foundation for future learning. While many promote flashcards, workbooks, and educational computer games as the answer to school readiness, longstanding child development research provides a different solution – communication.
May 3, 2017

Guidelines for Choosing a Speech-Language Pathologist

When your child has been diagnosed with a language delay, perhaps the first question that comes to mind is, “Now what?” As a parent, you want to make sure you know what steps to take next. You want to move in a direction that will help your child learn to communicate more effectively and you want to move in this direction with confidence. You shouldn’t feel alone when looking for answers. Choosing the right therapist can help you begin to answer the “Now what?” question in a way that makes the most sense for your family and your child. So, a more specific question that could be answered is “What should I look for in a speech-language pathologist or therapist?”
Apr 4, 2017

What is a Language Disorder?

Understanding language disorders and what they look like in a child.
Mar 6, 2017

Making everyday experiences language rich

Between afterschool activities, therapy appointments and your to-do list, it can hard to find time to fit in extra practice for your child’s speech-language therapy. Parents can support their child’s expressive and receptive language goals making everyday activities (and even the extra special ones) more intentional. While many parents do this naturally, here are three simple ways to focus on building a language-rich experience.